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Hidden Door with Soss Hinges

Hidden door in this wall of reclaimed ShipLap Siding

 I must admit that I’m a bit of a fanatic about hidden doors!  I try to see where I can sneak one in on just about every project.  I did a hidden door recently into a Master Bathroom toilet room and thought I’d post a review of the hardware we used and the process to construct the door.  If cost is not an issue then my main go-to hardware for hidden doors is this hinge by Sugatsune.  I also tend to use these Sugatsune hinges because of the adjust ability after installation.  If you are remodeling an older house that ability to adjust later can make a big difference. 

  However, these Sugatsune’s aren’t cheap at over $150/hinge.  With this particular door that is 9′ tall we decided we needed 4 hinges and thought we give these Soss Hinges at try.  These are a more reasonable $30ish per hinge.  See this Amazon link for Soss Hinge prices.  Lastly, here’s a link to the Spax screws we really like to using for this application. 

Soss Hinges – Not adjustable but 1/5th the price of the Sugatsune

Another big advantage of the Soss hinges is that they make a closer hinge.  Sugatsune doesn’t make one to my knowledge so we’ve had to using other less concealed closers with the Sugatsune hinges.

Here’s the video we made of the process.  These doors have now been in use for a year and have been working flawlessly!


Matt Risinger
Risinger Homes in Austin, TX

Risinger Homes is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor that specializes in Architect driven and fine craftsmanship work. We utilize an in-house carpentry staff and the latest building science research to build dramatically more efficient, healthy and durable homes.
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